Hurricane Help

No matter where you are in the Caribbean, hurricanes are a possibility. Island Heritage has protected customers against hurricane-related losses since 1996 - whether through strong policies, excellent claims response, or simply by giving good advice.

Hurricane Help

Smart Tips

Follow these tips to be better prepared in the event of a hurricane

Prepare a survival kit for your home

  • Include first aid supplies, hygiene products and any medication that you/your family may need.
  • Have a ready supply of flashlights and spare batteries: remember to keep a fully charged spare battery for your mobile.
  • Include a spare set of house and car keys.
  • Bring entertainment- battery-operated radios, books, magazines and indoor games can help weather the storm.

Stock up on non-perishables, food and water

  • Always keep meat, poultry, fish and eggs refrigerated at or below 40ºF and frozen food at or below 0ºF.
  • Avoid buying salty foods that make you thirsty.
  • Purchase food in single serving containers to avoid spoilage and waste.
  • Store ice in sealed bags and containers so you can drink the water once it melts.
  • Avoid using empty milk jugs to store drinking water; bacteria can grow from milk residue in the pores of the plastic.

Be well prepared

  • Make a list and take photos or video of your belongings as documentation in case you need to make an insurance claim.
  • Identify emergency contacts and keep a copy in your survival kit, along with other important documents.
  • Take a CPR course and be ready for any emergency.
  • Make sure your fire extinguisher works.
  • Avoid infection by preparing a personal hygiene bag for you and each member of your family.
  • Secure family photos and important documents by sealing them in plastic bags.
  • Backup your computer- save all electronic files on flash drives or discs and seal them in plastic bags.

Hurricane Guide



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